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Learning CityEngine, Tutorials and other Training

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03-06-2012 08:59 AM
MatthiasBuehler1
Frequent Contributor II
Dear all,

We're getting a lot of inquiries concerning training materials, tutorials and other resources, to learn the CityEngine most efficiently.


Here's the list of resources I usually recommend :

I highly recommend to browse through all the mentioned resources since they contain all the basic information to get started on a professional level CityEngine project.



1] Esri Educational Services Intro Video
Free training seminar video (60') : 'Getting Started with CityEngine'
http://training.esri.com/gateway/index.cfm?fa=catalog.webcoursedetail&courseid=2567

2] Esri Educational Services Essential Skills Videos
3 videos on:
- Installing Esri CityEngine
- Exploring the User Interface and Navigation Controls
- Managing CityEngine Projects

http://training.esri.com/gateway/index.cfm?fa=catalog.webCourseDetail&courseid=2794


3] Resource Center : Videos
http://video.arcgis.com/series/62/cityengine/date/desc

Recommended are all videos which were recorded on version 2012.1, as indicated in each description. [ Some of the videos are older, though we decided to keep them on the web. ]
These give a good overview over how the CityEngine works in it???s basics and what the common workflows are.

I recommend to go through all of them and try to follow the concepts, even though the user interface may have changed slightly between the versions.

Find the current list of Tutorial videos and 2012 Features here:
http://forums.arcgis.com/threads/64843-CityEngine-Collection-RESOURCES-FAQ-HELP


4] Quick Start Guide
Go to Help > Help Contents > Quick Start Guide


5] Manual
There???s a detailed manual inside the CityEngine. Go to Help > Help Contents


6] Example Cities
Have a look at the downloadable Example Cities. Download them via Help > Download Tutorials and Examples
Or via the Resource Center:
http://resources.arcgis.com/en/communities/city-engine/01w90000000r000000.htm#s=0&n=30&d=1&md=cte-ce...


7] Written Tutorials
The written Tutorials (PDFs) are located within the downloadable tutorial project's 'scenes' folder.

8] CityEngine Workflows
http://resources.arcgis.com/en/communities/city-engine/01w90000000r000000.htm#s=0&n=30&d=1&md=cte-ce...


9] Dedicated Forums
http://forums.arcgis.com/forums/45-Solutions

These 5 dedicated forums already have a great traction and are a valuable resource for basic and advanced questions. I???m here a lot and answer most questions personally.


10] Matt's Youtube Channel
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNS4TLgToEDQiH9pi06ofOA
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KieranMurphy_GISP
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Matthias-

Thank you so much for your quick response !

I will give this a try later today, and let you know how it worked, thanks.

Have an excellent day !

Peace.


Kieran

Hi !

In the CityEngine.ini file which you find in the program's directory, edit the line
-Xmx2048M

to a bigger value .. e.g.

-Xmx4096M ( does not have to be a power of 2 value )

This will increase the RAM amount which is reserved for the Java side of CityEngine. Note this RAM is locked for CE only and cannot be accessed by other applications or OS. This is a Java thing. So play with this very carefully.

Cheers !

Matt
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DavidKossowsky
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Hello,

I am trying to follow the 3DCity workflows, however they are very unclear. The Building Analysis workflow refers to Part 1 and 2 of the series, however I can't find this anywhere on the workflow site. It also says that we should start CityEngine and load the "3D City Creation" project from parts 2 and 4! If somebody could please direct me to whatever this tutorial is referring to I would appreciate it.

Thanks.
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MatthiasBuehler1
Frequent Contributor II
Hi !

the workflow packages are now numbered accordingly.

click on each link and you'll find parts 1-6.

m.
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henkkramer
New Contributor II
Hello,

I've dowloaded the first 3DCity Data preparation workflow to get started with cityengine. This works fine except for the 3D Urban Information Model. The 3DUIM Data Import toolbox does not contain any model (the size on disk is 156 kb so it's not completely empty). can you make these models available?

thanks,
Henk
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MatthiasBuehler1
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Hi !

The data is in part 3 (not 1000% sure though) .. This is a little odd, but download all parts, then you get all data for sure.

Cheers !

M.
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henkkramer
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Hi !

The data is in part 3 (not 1000% sure though) .. This is a little odd, but download all parts, then you get all data for sure.

Cheers !

M.


Hi Matthias,

I've checked all the parts but it is only available in part 1.
I've attachted the tbx file (zipped), when I open this in ArcCatalog it does not contain any models. Can you check this?

Thanks

Henk
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MatthiasBuehler1
Frequent Contributor II
Hi ..


I got some feedback :

The toolbox relies on the Data Interoperability extension from Safe software.

Do you have that installed?


Matt
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LIUCIJAPAGIRYTE
New Contributor
Hello,
Where could I find the 3DUIM decription?
Thanks
Lucia
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MatthiasBuehler1
Frequent Contributor II
Hi ..

The '3DCIM' ( the UIM got renamed to CIM ) is not yet available.

PM me if you're interested to joing the beta program.


Cheers !

Matt
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henkkramer
New Contributor II
Hi ..


I got some feedback :

The toolbox relies on the Data Interoperability extension from Safe software.

Do you have that installed?


Matt


Hi,

this solves the problem, after installing the  Data Interoperability extension the toolbox is available.
Thanks
Henk
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